Nkorho Waterhole Chat, Wednesday 3 October 2007
The critter sounded like it may have been a Vervet.
With this new six male pride, the Styx Mama Lionesses need to keep a close eye on their cubs.
Hi everyone, time for a new day
methinks the remaining rollercoaster male best tread very lightly.
But, if they take a shine to the Styx pride there's almost a 1:1 ratio LOL.
MH, that critter looked like it couldn't decide which way to run!
LOL what da heck was that out there running around in circles???
Anyone know who that outburst came from? It looked like a small critter running from something at the back of the hole.
...they have been known to attack large animals including giraffe, young rhinos and even hippos.
They had better stay away from our Baby Huey.
On a more positive note, that's pretty amazing.
OMG did you all see this post from Mac???
This is almost frightening. When I said I was worried about the wh dynamics changing I had no idea we could be dealing with THIS!
The new males that were seen in the Nkorho area are from a different section of the Sabi Sands. They are known as the Mapogo Pride. They are a coalition of 6 male lions that broke away from the Sparta Lion Pride late in 2005.
They are a fascinating group of lions in that their behavior (being such a large male coalition) is very uncommon and differs from typical lion activity. Their strength and legend has grown to make them one of the most famous prides in the Sabi Sands.
The have been known to control large territories and even other lion prides. In addition they have been known to attack large animals including giraffe, young rhinos and even hippos.
While we are waiting for critters to show at the hole tonight, please say a prayer, or whatever it is you do, for three thousand gold miners trapped underground right now in South Africa. It is headline news here in Boston.
OH dang, that cam is so clear we're sure not to get ANY visitors tonight!
wish zoomie would have scootched the cam a little more toward the finger. But then again if it was, then something will drink from the other side that we can't see. Did anyone ever figure out what that high pitched sound was the past few nights? I had to turn sound down because of it...lol. Some kind of mating calls?